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Percussion Parlor / Re: My Conga Is Stuck! Help!
« Last post by Chip Donaho on March 18, 2015, 11:43 AM »
Barts suggestions are good. I've been through this problem and I would have another person grab the bottom stand while you slowly wiggle it loose. Don't let it sit with soap too long or the soap will dry and glue it too the stand. Grab the stand and wiggle it loose while pulling it upward.  ;)
Percussion Parlor / Re: My Conga Is Stuck! Help!
« Last post by Bart Elliott on March 17, 2015, 08:16 AM »
If I understand your situation correctly, I would recommend liquid soap ... like Dawn. It's environmentally friendly, won't attract bugs, and won't leave a long-term residue.

I would start with just a little application around the entire drum where the instrument meets the stand/holder.

Let me know if that works!
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Ruddy De Leon on March 17, 2015, 06:20 AM »
I am a Los Angeles based drummer. Currently, a little out of practice on the kit...idiophones are what I am perfecting, currently.

I studied for a year at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California. Great place! Good info. and friendly folks. Though, you must be prepared for the rapid pace and various class assignments. Grasping how to read drum notation was a bit tricky for this 1st timer!

If you have the cash, I recommend the experience. There's nothing like bonding with percussive bretherin in a class setting taught by top professionals in the biz! It's also great place to network and meet musician's of varying instruments. It's also cool, because you get to find yourself as an artist. You're not limited to what you normally listen to, the music scene there is so grand, you may go in a rocker but come out a aspiring country artist or world music master!

Plus: drums, drums, drums 24/7! It's heavenly! You'll never forget the simultaneous sound of various drummers attempting to master their craft. It's like the majestic roaring from a pack of lions. Nice!  =-)

Currently, I live in an apt. complex and don't have the freedom to play as I'd like.
As a way to keep the musician in me satisfied, I have made a few purchases in the hand percussion dept.
I have collected a few idiophones. I have others, smaller versions of some, this is what I use:
*Meinl Nino mini-conga
*LP Rock Shaker
*Trophy 8" triangle
*Meinl Nino Jingle Sticks
*Tycoon Percussion guiro
*Meinl Percussion 8.25" Claves.

I also have what I believe is an Indian Tumbaknaer Drum. Been with me a while, before I considered myself a percussionist, it's a little damaged. Still has a lovely sound, though.

Out of the idophones I have, I find teh guiro is the hardest to understand.
Jingle sticks are a sort of tamborine with a handle. They are very cool, don't see them used often in mainstream music. Though, they work really well in many radio-friendly tunes.

I have a variety of egg shakers, also. Since I've gotten the rock shaker, though, it's my 'go to' for shakin'. I used to be quite good, not so much anymore.

This is due to what I believe are electro-magnets surrounding me and a group of Mexican gangsters that are quite irresponsible with how they use them! I seem to have trouble getting the local authority to take me seriously. Hopefully, this will change soon.

Aside from the musicianship, I also write. I like writing poetry and have recently began creating my own conga exercise charts.
At some point, I also plan on getting started on charts for other idiophones.

And I looooove cats! Animals, in general, really.

That is me in a nutshell. Hope to learn some insightful stuff from ye in the future. I have browsed this forum before and find it quite cool, I usually frequent pop culture forums. Nice to find a place for the keepers of time!

Check out the 1st conga exercise chart that I created. It's meant to inspire creativity.
The time signature and lack of a 'true' pattern is meant to help you develop how to create your own drum solos. The time and lack of pattern is also meant to aide you 'break free' and move your hands in alternating strokes for creating the best beats and solos.

Of course, don't rush and start at a slower tempo to have your hands, wrists and other essential body parts develop all the right muscles that will help you be the fastest and strongest player you can be!

The exercise is derived from a text book: "Encyclopedia Of Reading Rhythms" by Gary Hess. Recommended!
Let me know what you think! I like the feedback.  =-)
Happy day, to ye! 

Percussion Parlor / My Conga Is Stuck! Help!
« Last post by Ruddy De Leon on March 17, 2015, 04:40 AM »
Long time reader, first time poster.
I am having a problem with my conga drum...
Through my playing, the conga has gotten stuck in the holder.
I am without a helping hand, currently. I have tried and tried to remove it by myself, seems like a 2 person job...
Anyone ever been in a similar situation?

I am thinking of trying cooking oil, but before I attract bugs I thought I'd ask ye kind people here.

Any tips on how to get the drum loose?
Would appreciate the help!
Thank ye, in advance!  =-)
That's smooth indeed, I dig it!
In this drum lesson I'm sharing the recipe and necessary ingredients for this delicious drum groove performed by Cindy Blackman Santana; complete with video performance footage, music notation and step-by-step approach drum lesson. The Smooth Struttin' New Awlins Gumbo (I just made up the name) is a wonderful mix of New Orleans funk, latin and jazz influences all rolled into a fantastic feeling groove.

Music, Musicians & Musicianship / Re: Peter Erskine Now Endorsing Tama Drums
« Last post by Tim van de Ven on February 16, 2015, 05:02 PM »
I'm surprised, too.
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Chip Donaho on February 16, 2015, 10:28 AM »
I always enjoy meeting new people. This is one of the best drummer sites around.   8)
General Board / Re: I'm New Here ... (introduce yourself)
« Last post by Andrey on February 16, 2015, 06:11 AM »
Hey Guys,
     My name is Andrey. I am 20. I like drums  :) Here is my personal blog http://barkingdrum.com/category/blog/ where I am writing about drums and how drumming can change human's life.

I've played drums for about 8 years. And now I am looking forward to learn more!

Best wishes,

General Board / Uptown Funk drum cover/drum remix
« Last post by James Swanson on February 12, 2015, 05:50 PM »
Hey guys,

I've been jamming heaps on Uptown Funk lately so I decided to have a go at a drum cover/remix of it. This was one of the more fun ones to come up with parts for and it's made me really keen to move more into the funk realm at some stage with some more covers.

Hope you guys dig it!

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